Berry Flares

burgundy pants tweed jacket work outfit extra petite

old tweed jacket (similar in petite), Tory Burch Robinson bag (current version), Zara heels

In the world of work-appropriate pants, my favorite was always the slim ankle cut, and then in recent years, the high-waisted wide legs. I saw these bootcut pants online and was drawn in by the rich berry color and the reviews complaining about a small fit. In person, these feel like the stretchy, thicker twill fabric like on BR Sloan pants and do run pretty small throughout compared to petite pants by other American brands. They’re an option “in between” my two favorite cuts, and are pretty flattering and elongating when worn over heels.
white house black market petite stripe pencil dress

Here’s another piece I picked out from WHBM and wanted to share fit notes on, now that it’s 60% off (and boy, I could really use a haircut)! Their knit dresses usually fit me pretty well, and this one was no exception. The material is very stretchy and the dress is lined everywhere except the sleeves. It is fitted on me but not inappropriately so, in my opinion. It looks very “hourglass” silhouette in the photo above, but that’s just due to my legs being crossed over while in mid stride. tweed jacket business casual winter office outfit
Looking at these pictures in hindsight, I would replace this camel sweater with a black V-neck top for a more streamlined look. I also love the look of berry tones elevated with cream or navy, or paired with chambray and plaid patterns for a more casual outfit. white house black market petite burgundy pants

What is your go-to pant silhouette? Ankle, wide leg, or bootcut?

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  1. Always love your outfits! 🙂

    Posted 12.3.16 Reply
  2. Do you use/own a steamer to get the wrinkles out of your clothes? If so, would you recommend a brand?

    Posted 12.2.16 Reply
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Where did you get your pearl necklace from?

    Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  4. I want to say that I love your blog! I bought so many things blindly just based on your recommendations and none of those buys dissapointed me so far. You are actually the only blogger I trust 🙂 I like the fact that even if you do a partnership with certain brands you recommend only worthy items from those which is probably one of the secrets of your followers number increasing. Thank you very much for your blog xx Aysel

    Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  5. Lou M. wrote:

    Love the colours on this outfit, the dress is really beautiful as well

    Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  6. I LOVE that WHBM dress on you. The fit is perfect! I'm also liking the slacks outfit–particularly that tweed coat!

    By the way, I’m hosting a blogger linkup on my blog today. I’d love for you to come share a post!

    Style by Joules

    Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  7. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Beautiful flares:P

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  8. Unknown wrote:

    I can't wear high heels, so it's slim ankle pants all the way. Eddie Bauer has a wonderful side zip ponte skinny pant that fits perfectly (I'm 5' and typically wear size 0-2). It comes in petite but I get the regular for a higher rise. Really love the WHBM dress on you!

    Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  9. My go-to is ankle for sure because they pair nicely with my flats.


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  10. Beautiful way to style burgundy!

    Posted 12.1.16 Reply
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  12. La Bijoux Bella | by mia wrote:

    I love the tweed jacket look with the deep red pant. So elegant and chic! 🙂

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  13. Your look with the red flares is so cute!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  14. Lisa tran wrote:

    Hey Jean, great pairing. I follow your blog regularly and think the pants look great on you, but I feel the fit is a bit more snug than you usually wear. Definitely hugs the bum- not necessarily a good or bad thing. Haha!

    Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  15. Jessica wrote:

    I like ankle pants best; I have a fear of "bell bottoms" touching the floor when I use the restroom.

    Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  16. Tiffany wrote:

    Love this classic office appropriate look and the berry color is gorgeous! I think I'll always be a BR Sloan ankle cut fan (thanks to your suggestion on those!) because they are so versatile with respect to wearing either flats or heels with them. Thanks for being such a huge style inspiration to me! ��

    Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  17. Keri H wrote:

    I think the pants are lovely! This outfit is so chic and a black v-neck would be just as swell 🙂

    Enclothed Cognition

    Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  18. Guest wrote:

    Love the stripe dress and what a great discount! I just ordered one myself 🙂 My favorite pant is still the BR sloan fit. I think it has to do with my bf's opinion haha. He seems to like a slim fit for a bottom.

    Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  19. I adore the flares! The color goes perfect with the jacket!


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  20. Anonymous wrote:

    You look awesome. You have some booty going on ! Who knew? Love the blog !

    Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  21. Anne Tega wrote:

    Oh, definitely bootcut!

    Posted 11.30.16 Reply

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